Katun Announces Integration with ECi DDMS
ECi’s Private Supply Network streamlines B2B transactions for independent dealers
Minneapolis, MN – (May 3, 2012) Katun Corporation, one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to announce a new integration using the Private Supply Network (PSN) from ECi Software Solutions, available for version 10.3 of the ECi DDMS business system.
ECi’s PSN automates the process of exchanging B2B data. The Katun PSN integration in DDMS 10.3 lets dealers check Katun’s stock availability and pricing in Order Entry in real time. It enables purchasing agents to securely transmit purchase orders, and receive Katun acknowledgements of allocated inventory. By eliminating the need to enter item details or re-key orders manually, the system helps avert costly human errors.
“Our partnership leveraging ECi’s PSN technology is a valuable and strategic investment,” remarks Brian Fredrickson, Vice President of Information Technology for Katun. “We believe it goes a long way to help improve efficiency for our customers around the world, and bring Katun’s pioneering innovations in the imaging supplies aftermarket to more independent dealers.”
“Our growing partnership with Katun is part of ECi’s commitment to help independent dealers do business more efficiently and profitably,” said Tom Kapp, ECi Executive Vice President. “In August 2011, we completed a similar integration on ECi OMD, our business system dedicated to machine dealers. In both cases, the result is to make it easier to do business with Katun, at no charge to our mutual customers. The DDMS integration will especially benefit dealers who sell office supplies, or who sell and repair office equipment, or — as is unique to DDMS software — dealers who sell in multiple industries.”
About Katun Corporation
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Katun Corporation is one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers of compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors and parts for the office equipment industry. With over three decades of expertise, Katun serves more than 16,000 dealer and distributor customers in 135 countries.
ECi Software Solutions provides best-in-industry business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies. For more than 30 years, ECi has served the manufacturing, office equipment, managed print services, office supplies, contract office furniture, business intelligence, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.